This is where we cherry pick the latest news and views on climate change and how its effects are already making waves in our economies, societies and daily lives. Tune into the fresh perspectives and opinions from both our own experts and other great movers and shakers on the climate scene and read uplifting stories from our climate protection projects across the world. Have an idea or topic you'd like to learn more about? Get in touch - our experts will have it covered!
REDD+ was created by the UN as a critical channel to move climate finance to parts of the world that other initiatives don’t reach. It is challenging to predict deforestation rates, but it is essential to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030 if we are going to have any hope of meeting international goals on climate change.
As a large source of methane emissions, the livestock sector is often scrutinised for its role in climate change. However, in Australia, where the industry represents a significant portion of the domestic economy, livestock producers and industry representatives are recognising the opportunity to be part of the solution.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) protect and restore ecosystems while tackling climate change and unlocking societal benefits, from mangroves providing hurricane protection in the US to conservation projects protecting endangered species and providing sustainable opportunities to local communities.
It sounds simple: protecting our forests and biodiversity hotspots is good for countries, communities, and companies alike. To protect a forest, you just set up activities that encourage us to assign more value to a tree that’s standing than a tree that’s cut down. In reality, it isn’t anywhere near this easy.
In 2021, a band of South Pole experts travelled to the Alto Huayabamba project in Peru, where local communities champion the protection of over 50,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich forest. Learn how our regional teams on the ground ensure the quality of South Pole’s nature-based climate action projects.
Farming: it accounts for 23% of our annual CO2 emissions and can have severe, long-term consequences for biodiversity, ecosystem services and food security. But regenerative agriculture can help farming turn over a new leaf. The farming system is redesigned so it works together with nature. Carbon certificates from certified regenerative agricultural projects enable organisations to address their carbon footprint and provide alternative income streams to farmers that are implementing soil-enhancing agricultural techniques.
It's no secret that agriculture is a major contributor to climate change – and livestock is the main culprit, making up over 80% of the total greenhouse gas emissions. Is there a way to tackle this? Discover one of our newest project types: feed ingredients that cut the greenhouse gases produced by livestock.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, South Pole’s team speaks to Sopiana Angel, a member of the forest patrol team of the Kayong Utara Project, a conservation and restoration initiative in West Kalimantan. Angel’s story sheds light on the role that women play in conservation efforts to protect the rainforest in Indonesia, as well as her personal journey in navigating the world of forest protection.
CapaCITIES series- In smaller Indian cities, the transition to enhanced electric mobility can be catalysed by local policy along with private sector partnerships.
The opportunity for carbon project development in Australia is making headlines and attracting huge interest in the agricultural sector. For William Devilee, working with South Pole’s Climate Projects team in Australia has allowed him to combine his knowledge of agriculture with his passion for sustainability. Here Will shares his highlights and learnings after six months with the team.